Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ethiopian ambassador slams Egyptian media for sloppy coverage of Renaissance Dam issue

(May 28, 2016, (Cairo))--Ethiopia's ambassador to Cairo has accused some Egyptian media outlets of lacking objectivity and credibility in dealing with the Renaissance Dam issue, providing the Egyptian people with innacurate reports.

Speaking to Al-Masry Al-Youm on Friday, Ethiopian Ambassador to Cairo Mahmoud Dirir said the Renaissance Dam should be treated as a matter of fact, rather than speculation, adding that some Egyptian newspapers are using an obsolete and outdated approach in reporting on Egypt-Ethiopia relations.

Dirir said that the Nile Basin countries, especially those in the eastern basin, are linked by common interests.The Renaissance Dam will be ready by 2017, said the ambassador, describing it as a great national project that Ethiopians see as a means of overcoming poverty. Read more from Egypt Independent »

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